5 Signs That It’s Time to Quit Your Job and Become a Real Estate Agent November 30th, 2012

keratosis pilaris home remedy In this shaky economy very few people would consider it a good career move to change their job–let alone quit to become a real estate agent. But there are a number of people who are doing just that. Why? What’s in it for them? Here are five reasons. 1. Lifeless Job From [...]

How to Kill a Sale: 7 Stupid Tactics November 30th, 2012

Buying and selling real estate in a recession is no easy task. You have to work hard. And your margin for error is a whole heck of a lot thinner than when things are good. I’ve been in real estate long enough to see my fair share of booms and busts. And I’ve been in [...]

7 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Beat a Winter Slump November 30th, 2012

professional writing services Depending on where you live, from about October to March the real estate market slows down–if not altogether dries up. What can you do to make the most of these dead months? Here are a few suggestions: Have an Open-House Party Open houses can be pretty lame. A pair of buyers or [...]

Mobile Advertising: Should Real Estate Agents Use It? November 30th, 2012

cell phone spyware More and more these days people are using mobile phones to search. They jump on the web to check out reviews, compare prices and even make purchases. Research supports this trend: 60% percent. That’s the percentage of customers who will review a product via their mobile before purchase (Digby Mobile Commerce and [...]

10 Common FSBO Mistakes November 29th, 2012

1. Concealing the property’s address Buyers often drive by dozens of homes before coming up with a list of those they want to visit. If they can’t find your home, it may never get onto their short list. 2. Having an empty flyer box Flyers lure buyers into your home, and help them remember its [...]

Tackling the FSBO Market November 29th, 2012

In the hot real estate market, FSBOs were overpricing homes hoping to jump on the quick-sale bandwagon. Those days are gone and, ironically, FSBOs are seeing the opposite now: Owners are underpricing their homes. spy sms android Why? “These sellers are using sites like Trulia and Zillow to price their homes,” says real estate trainer [...]

Ten Tips to List More Expired Listings November 29th, 2012

1. Call them first. Early. However, hang on… Don’t try to schedule a listing appointment unless they’re absolutely ready (which is not that often). Remember, most expireds will not be too happy. About the market, about their previous agent, about the whole selling thing. They need a bit time. A little breather. So simply ask [...]

Expired Listings – The Fuel to Propel Your Real Estate Business November 29th, 2012

When I first wrote about For Sale By Owners (FSBO’s) last week, I started with a tongue in cheek story about how agents are typically scared of, and avoid, FSBO’s.  The story went on to point out that since FSBO’s typically don’t sell and end up listing with agents, the agents that ignore them cost [...]

The Story of the Real Estate Sales Agent and the FSBO (For Sale By Owner) November 29th, 2012

Once upon a time, in a beautiful place called (your market), there lived a very nice real estate sales agent named (your name).  And (your name) would do his/her best to help all the people in the land buy or sell their homes as best he/she could. Well, one day, (your name) saw a house with a sign that said [...]

FSBO’s Continued: How to List and Sell For Sale by Owner’s November 28th, 2012

I’m going on the premise that you now realize FSBO’s need your service, based on reading my last post. cell spy now The problem is that FSBO’s don’t know this to be true.  It’s a little like an intervention where you know the person is hurting themselves, but they don’t think so, and they lash out [...]

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